Stock Restoration and Repairs
The wood on this Winchester Low Wall .22 Long had suffered rough handling and years of neglect. The top photo shows a piece of the forearm was broken out and it had a lot of bumps and scrapes. The second photo shows the buttstock had a badly oxidized finish showing little of the woods grain.
The missing wood was replaced with one of similar grain and tone. The barrel channel was reinletted at that point. Dents were raised and the wood sanded to remove most marks and scratches, leaving a few on purpose, for character. The wood was refinished to a satin luster and checkered with a 20 lpi borderless semi-traditional pattern of my own design. The forearm has one wrap-around panel. The buttstock has one wrap-under-the-grip panel extending more than half-way to the toe of the stock. I had always wanted to do one that way.
The last two photos show the end result. There was some really nice wood grain under there. My bench log shows 20 hours logged on this project. That was an awful lot of checkering!